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Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is an architecture firm based in Rotterdam that was founded in 1975 by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and Greek architect Elia Zenghelis, along with Madelon Vriesendorp and Zoe Zenghelis.

Founded:

  • London, 1975

Active Design Offices:

  • Rotterdam / Netherlands
  • New York / USA
  • Hong Kong / China

Past Design Offices:

  • Dubai / UAE (2015-2017)
  • Athens / Greece (1982-1985)

Active Site Offices:

  • London / United Kingdom
  • Perth / Australia
  • Doha / Qatar

Past Site Offices:

  • Beijing / China
  • Doha / Qatar

Partners:

Previous Partners:

  • Elia Zenghelis
  • Madelon Vriesendorp
  • Floris Alkemade (left in 2008 to start FAA)
  • Dan Wood (left in 2003 to start Work.AC)
  • Ole Scheeren (left in 2010 to start Buro-OS)
  • Victor van der Chijs (left in 2013)
  • Michael Kokora (left in 2016)

Key Designers:

  • Adrianne Fisher (Rotterdam)
  • Alain Fouraux (Rotterdam)
  • Ravi Kamisetti (Hong Kong)

Past:

Built / Under Construction / Demolished:

  • CCTV Headquarters (2002 – 2012) Beijing / China (473.000m2)
  • Parc des Expositions (2011 – ) France  (271.000m2)
  • Interlace (2007 – 2013) Singapore (170.000m2)
  • De Rotterdam (1997 – 2013) Rotterdam / Netherlands (162.000m2)
  • TVCC (2002 – 2012) Beijing / China (95.000m2)
  • Axel Springer (2014 – ) Berlin / Germany (82.000m2)
  • Casa da Musica (1999 – 2005) Porto / Portugal (54.127m2)
  • Taipei Performing Arts Center (2009 – ) Taipei / Taiwan (46.500m2)
  • The Plaza at Santa Monica Place (2013 – ) Los Angeles, CA / USA (45.755m2)
  • Timmerhuis (2009 – 2015) Rotterdam / Netherlands  (45.000m2)
  • Seattle Public Library (1999 – 2004)  Seattle, WA / USA (38.300m2)
  • Commonwealth Institute (2008 – ) London / UK (30.000m2)
  • Fondazione Prada (2008 – ) Milano / Italy (28.340m2)
  • Blox (2006 – ) Copenhagen / Denmark (27.195m2)
  • Congrexpo (1990-1994) Lille / France (20.000m2)
  • Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (2010 – )  Quebec / Canada (14.850m2)
  • New Court Rothschild Bank (2005 – 2011) London / UK (14.492m2)
  • Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale (2010 – ) Caen / France (12.700m2)
  • Educatorium (1992 – 1995) Utrecht / Netherlands (11.000m2)
  • IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center (1997 – 2003)  Chicago, IL / USA (10.690m2)
  • Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (2001 – 2009) Dallas, TX  / USA (9.000m2)
  • Netherlands Embassy (1997 – 2003) Berlin / Germany (8.500m2)
  • Netherlands Dance Theatre (1981 – 1987) – 2016) The Hague / Netherlands (7.260m2)
  • Kunsthal (1987 – 1992) Rotterdam / Netherlands (7.000m2)
  • Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (2011 – 2015) Moscow / Russia (5.408m2)
  • Milstein Hall Cornell University (2006 – 2011) Ithaca / USA  (4.370m2)
  • Faena Arts Center (2011 – ) Miami, FL / USA (3.954m2)
  • Villa dall’Ava (1984 – 1991) Paris / France (1.350m2)
  • Alserkal Main Gallery (2015 – ) Dubai,  UAE (950m2)
  • Maison à Bordeaux (1994 – 1998) Bordeaux / France (500m2)

Unbuilt:

  • Exodus (1972) London / UK
  • Parc de la Villette (1982) Paris / France
  • Ville Nouvelle Melun Senart (1987) Lille / France
  • Très Grande Bibliothèque (1989) Paris / France
  • Agadir Convention Centre (1990) Agadir, Morocco
  • Jussieu Library (1992) Paris / France
  • Tate Modern (1994) London / UK
  • NSIA Masterplan (1995) Seoul / South Korea
  • Universal Headquarters (1996) Los Angeles, CA / USA
  • Hyperbuilding (1996) Bangkok /  Thailand
  • Cordoba Congress Centre (2002) Cordoba / Spain
  • Istanbul Courtyard-Tower (2015) Istanbul / Turkey

Book:

  • Delirious New York (1978) (Rem Koolhaas)
  • S, M, L, XL (1995) (Rem Koolhaas, Bruce Mau)
  • Content (2004) (Rem Koolhaas)